Meet the Storykeepers team

We’re a small group of Messy Church leaders who have been part of the network for a long time. We provide help and support to the Messy Church team who work for BRF.

Meet the team below.

Jane Leadbetter

Having retired from working with Lucy Moore on the Messy Church BRF team, after ten years, I am delighted to offer support to Messy Churches whilst being a busy grandparent, coordinating L19 Messy Church in South Liverpool, scouting, promoting caring for our world and making ecobricks.

Charis Lambert

I am a Families and Children's worker at a Baptist Church in Worcester Park, SW London. I have been a part of the Messy Church movement since hearing Lucy speak at a Children's ministry conference in 2007. I returned home thinking 'We can do that!' and we did. Messy Church has been a fantastic way to reach families in the community leading to dedications, baptisms, church attendance, friendship and lots and lots of joy. I also love being part of an international Messy Family meeting and making friends at conferences and training sessions. When I am not being messy (not often!) I love reading, theatre, my family and making cards.

Martyn Payne

Hi there. I retired from the BRF Messy Church team at the of 2017 and since then have been involved in various voluntary roles locally and overseas; I have also worked as a freelancer for BRF. I have recently taken up role as a minister for a village church in Essex and hope to start a Messy Church there as soon as it is possible again.

Alison Thurlow

Alison is married to Paul, they have 3 grown-up children and 1 grandson and for the past 10 years they have been leading a large Messy Church in Yate, Bristol. She is passionate about inter-generational worship and seeing young people involved in leadership at Messy Church.

Paul Thurlow

Paul is married to Alison and together they have run a Messy Church in Yate for 10 years. Paul was part of the planning team for the 2019 International Conference and is a member of the Silver, Blue and Orange Teams. Paul enjoys watching rugby and the Bake Off.